Biography

Soprano Shareese Arnold is an Alabama native.  No stranger to the stage, Ms. Arnold has been privileged to sing some exciting and beautiful works, including the title roles of Suor Angelica and Madama Butterfly, as well as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Arnold's performance as Donna Anna was reviewed as "precise and lovely, even ethereal" by the Herald Times. Her appearances as Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Agathe in Der Freischütz, Bess in Porgy and Bess and The Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with the Converse Opera Theatre drew unprecedented audiences.

 

In addition to the operatic stage, Ms. Arnold is an avid performer of sacred works and song recitals.  She was a featured soloist in Brahm’s Ein Deutches Requiem, and Britten’s World of the Spirit while at Indiana University. Her performance was described by Peter Jacobi of the Herald Times, “[Arnold’s] soprano supplied rhapsodic splendor for the inspired music Brahms gave to passages from the Gospel of John, promising that, following sorrow, ‘Your heart shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you.’”  During her tenure at Converse College she was fortunate to be the soprano soloist for their performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.Last spring, Shareese premiered an arrangement of Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder for piano and string quartet by pianist and composer John Greer. Future concert repertoire will include The Poet's Echo by Britten, Wagner's Wesendonck LiederSieben Frühe Lieder by Berg and the songs of Brahms and Rachmaninov.  Arnold is also the recent recipient of the Ursula Springer Endowment Award from the Wagner Society of New York.  

 

 

Suggested Repertoire:

 

Madame Lidione (Dialogues des Carmélites)

Elektra (Idomeno)

Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)

Elisabeth (Tannhäuser)

Agathe (Der Freischütz)

Woglinde (Das Rheingold)

Helwige (Die Walküre) 

Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nümberg)

Elsa (Lohengrin)

 

Concert: 

 

Mozart, Requiem C minor

Brahms, Ein Deutches Requiem

Beethoven, 9th Symphony

Mendelssohn, Elijah

R. Strauss, Vier Letzte Lieder

Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder 

Berg, Sieben Frühe Lieder

Britten, On this Island

Britten, Ekho Poeta

Shostakovich, Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok

Rachmaninov, Op. 38

Brahms, Op. 57

 

 

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